Breakthrough singer, songwriter and musician Tenille Townes will perform as part of HALO’s virtual fundraiser, “The Main Event,” this Friday, February 26 at 7:30PM ET/6:30PM CT, continuing her mission to help homeless and at-risk children across the world. In addition to Townes’ performance, the event will feature a live and silent auction, a special documentary premiere and an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey. Additional details can be found HERE.

Friday’s performance is just the latest charitable initiative for Townes, who, this past summer, raised $89,000 during her virtual “Big Hearts For Big Kids” fundraiser with all proceeds benefitting two organizations that also support at-risk children: Sunrise House (a local youth shelter in Townes’ hometown of Grande Prairie, Alberta) and Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee’s Troop 6000(an initiative that supports girls without permanent housing in the Nashville area). In the eleven years since Townes started the annual fundraiser, “Big Hearts For Big Kids” has raised over $2 million.

These events continue a breakout year for Townes following the release of her debut album, The Lemonade Stand, which is out now on Columbia Nashville in partnership with RCA Records (stream/purchase here). Since its release this past summer, Townes has won two awards at the 55th ACM Awards—New Female Artist of the Year and Music Event of the Year for “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Caylee Hammack and Elle King—as well as three awards at the 2020 Canadian Country Music Awards: Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year (“Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking)”) and Video of the Year (“Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking)”).

Produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town), the album continues to receive widespread critical acclaim:

“it’s ultimately hopeful, empathetic, and supremely welcome at a moment when it’s easy to start feeling like everything looks pretty bleak” —Rolling Stone

The Lemonade Stand is a good country album just about any way you spin it…Tenille Townes has the talent and energy that turns country singers into country stars”— Paste

“Although the rising country music artist is only 26 years old, the depth of emotion she reveals in her songwriting would suggest someone who has lived a much longer life.” —Women’s Wear Daily

“stellar…a perfect marriage of her razor-sharp melodic sense and Joyce’s stop-on-a-dime production” —The Tennessean

“overflowing with longing, love and light…a unique sound in country, containing a fierceness that's a perfect fit for her passion-packed lyrics” —People

“finds her a confident and credible artist clearly capable of courting widespread crossover appeal…one of country’s most promising up and comers” —American Songwriter

Lyrically, Tenille Townes’ American debut The Lemonade Stand may be the best of 2020…the humble master of turning a social statement into a poetic, concise and melodic country song”Taste of Country

“flush with Townes’ signature message songs—deep and thoughtful ballads that tug at the heartstrings with evocative lyrics and haunting melodies.”—Nashville Lifestyles

“With a curious and probing spirit, Townes infuses a distinct sense of wonderment into the stunning album that reflects her equally beautiful soul.” Sounds Like Nashville

“It’s the kind of refreshing country music you didn’t even know your life was thirsty for” CMT

“there’s nothing more integral to Townes’ first full-length career venture than this sense of community…continues the tradition of country music as a storytelling medium.” Forbes

“Whether the ambiance in her songs welcomes in elements of carefree pop, country-leaning strings or unembellished acoustic guitar, Townes sketches truth throughout every song”Music Row

“Townes possesses empathy in spades” The Boot

“a true reflection of Townes and her craft…If Townes is the source of inspiration for aspiring female country artists, then the industry is in very good hands.” NY Country Swag

well crafted, anthemic masterpieces”—The Country Note 

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.

Courtney Beebe 615.301.4331 at Sony Music Nashville or Meghan Kehoe 212.833.5598 at RCA Records.